Dynamic Duo of Jewels Once Owned by Pope Paul VI Auction for $1.9 Million

pope paul viTwo extremely rare papal treasures once owned by Pope Paul VI have resurfaced recently and are up for auction at New Orleans-based M.S. Rau Antiques. Together, the diamond and emerald cross and diamond halo ring share a combined estimate of over $1.9 million.

The duo was famously donated by the Pope to the United Nations in 1965, in hopes that the proceeds would help aid humanitarian efforts. Two (more…)

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Gold Grows on Trees

Gold TreeMoney may not grow on trees but Aussie Researches tell us that gold certainly can.  A recent study reveals that the roots of eucalyptus trees have the ability to draw up gold particles from the soil, which in turn collects in their leaves and branches. Although growing gold in this manner would hardly be worth the effort, the more important finding is that the precious metal in the leaves can indicate (more…)

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$10 Million “Royal Fantasy Bra” Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013

fantasy braThe Victoria Secret Fashion Show is an annual extravaganza some wait all year to see – and this year, there is another great reason to. South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel will showcase this year’s fantasy bra, a $10 million jeweled masterpiece encrusted with over 4,200 gems.

Custom designed to fit Swanepoel perfectly, the belt and bra set features floral and scalloped motifs with intricate (more…)

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The Man with the Golden Gun

Gold Nail PolishOPI is releasing its first 18 karat gold nail polish top coat. The nail polish comes in a collectible gold lacquered bottle and is packaged in true Bond style. This shade, currently dubbed as The Man with the Golden Gun, was created as part of the 007 line, set to debut in October in celebration of James Bonds 50th or Golden anniversary. This OPI first has a glitter like consistency with flaky bits (more…)

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